Cookies & Privacy
Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by users send to their the users’ devices, where they are stored and then retransmitted to the same sites on the next visit. The so-called “Third party cookies” are instead set by a website other than the one the user is visiting. This is because on each site there may be elements (images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains, etc.) that reside on servers other than that of the visited site.
Types of cookies
- Technical cookies
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service” (see Article 122, paragraph 1 of the Code). They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the website. Technical cookies can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which guarantee normal navigation and use of the website; analytics cookies, assimilated to technical cookies when used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site; functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria in order to improve the service rendered to the same. For the installation of these cookies, the prior consent of the users is not required, while the obligation to provide the information pursuant to art. 13 of the Code, which the site operator, if he uses only these devices, will be able to provide in the manner he deems most suitable.
- Profiling cookies
Profiling cookies are aimed at creating user profiles and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same in the context of surfing the net. Due to the particular invasiveness that these devices may have within the private sphere of users, European and Italian legislation provides that the user must be adequately informed about their use and thus express their valid consent. They refer to art. Article 122 of the Code states that “the storage of information in the terminal device of a contractor or user or access to information already stored are only permitted on condition that the contractor or user has given his consent after being been informed in the simplified procedures referred to in article 13, paragraph 3 “(art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code). This site does not use profiling cookies.
“Third party” cookies
By visiting this website you may receive cookies from sites managed by other organizations (“third parties”). An example is the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn, or systems for displaying embedded (integrated) multimedia content – for example YouTube. These are parts generated directly from the aforementioned sites and integrated into the web page of the host site visited. The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites managed by third parties. The management of the information collected by “third parties” is governed by the relevant information to which please refer. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, the web addresses of the various information and methods for managing cookies are shown below.
Facebook information – https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Facebook (configuration) – Log in to your account, Privacy section.
YouTube\Google+ information – http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/
YouTube\Google+ (settings) – http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/managing/
The site also includes components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). These cookies are used for the sole purpose of monitoring and improving the performance of the site. For more information, please refer to the link below – https://www.google.it/policies/privacy/partners/
The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google in his browser. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Duration of cookies
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or a logout command is executed. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are also available on subsequent visits by the user. These cookies are called persistent and their duration is set by the server when they are created. In some cases a deadline is set, in other cases the duration is unlimited.
Management of cookies
The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using the settings of the browser.
Warning: The total or partial disabling of technical cookies could compromise the optimal use of the site.
Disabling “third party” cookies does not affect browsing in any way. The setting can be defined specifically for the different websites and web applications. In addition, browsers allow you to define different settings for “proprietary” and “third party” cookies. As an example, in Firefox, through the menu Tools> Options> Privacy, you can access a control panel where you can define whether or not to accept the different types of cookies and proceed with their removal. The documentation on how to set the cookie management rules for your browser is easily available on the internet – for example, some links relating to the main browsers are listed here:
Chrome – https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it
Firefox – https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie
Edge – https://privacy.microsoft.com/it-IT/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy
Internet Explorer – http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
Opera – http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.00/it/cookies.html
Safari – http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=it_IT